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  • Senator Johnny Isakson Farewell Speech
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    Senator Johnny Isakson Farewell Speech

    Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who was retiring at the end of 2019, came to the floor to deliver a farewell address. He talked about his friendship with Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and…

    855 views
  • The Senate Conflict and Compromise
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    The Senate: Conflict and Compromise

    This C-SPAN Original Production look inside the U.S. Senate explores its history, traditions, and constitutional powers.

    17,198 views
  • Senator Hollings Farewell Address
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    Senator Hollings Farewell Address

    Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings (D-SC) gave his farewell speech.

    575 views
  • QA with Mark Farkas
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    Q&A with Mark Farkas

    C-SPAN producer Mark Farkas talked about C-SPAN’s new original production, “The Senate: Conflict and Compromise.”

    1,034 views
  • Senator Dean Hellers Farewell Speech
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    Senator Dean Heller's Farewell Speech

    Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) delivered farewell remarks to his Senate colleagues. He lost his bid for re-election in November.

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  • Senator Jeff Flakes Farewell Speech
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    Senator Jeff Flake's Farewell Speech

    Retiring Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) spoke about his time in Congress, the importance of democracy around the world and his work in Namibia and Zimbabwe. Mr. Flake decided not to run for a…

    2,714 views
  • Senator Claire McCaskills Farewell Speech
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    Senator Claire McCaskill's Farewell Speech

    After twelve years of service, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) gave her farewell speech on the chamber floor. She thanked her colleagues and staff and reflected on her time as a senator.…

    2,647 views
  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp Farewell Speech
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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp Farewell Speech

    In her farewell speech, Senator Heidi Heitkamp spoke about her time in the Senate and some of the causes she has advocated. She lost her bid for reelection in November 2018.

    474 views
  • Senator Joe Donnelly Farewell Speech
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    Senator Joe Donnelly Farewell Speech

    Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) delivered his farewell speech to his Senate colleagues. He spoke about some of the issues he worked on while in Congress, including veteran suicides and the…

    455 views
  • Senator Orrin Hatch Farewell Speech
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    Senator Orrin Hatch Farewell Speech

    Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) delivered farewell remarks on the chamber floor to his colleagues. He lamented that the Senate had become a more partisan institution and that compromise was now…

    7,628 views
  • Senator Bill Nelson Farewell Speech
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    Senator Bill Nelson Farewell Speech

    Sen. Bill Nelson gave a farewell speech to his colleagues on the Senate floor.

    705 views
  • Senator Barbara Mikulski Interview
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    Senator Barbara Mikulski Interview

    The longest serving female senator in history (1987-2017), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) talked about her time in the Senate. Senator Mikulski addressed her experiences as a female in a…

    495 views
  • Interview with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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    Interview with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke about the Senate. The conversation covered the role of the Senate leader, traditions of the institution, and its operations and history.

    952 views
  • Interview with Senator Tim Scott
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    Interview with Senator Tim Scott

    Republican Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is the first African American Senator from the South since the Reconstruction period following the Civil War. Senator Scott talks about his background,…

    254 views
  • George Washington Goes to the Senate
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    George Washington Goes to the Senate

    Senate Historian Emeritus Don Ritchie told the story of President George Washington’s first trip to the Senate. During his first term while the government was in New York City, President…

    63 views
  • Robert Bork and Supreme Court Nominations
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    Robert Bork and Supreme Court Nominations

    Senate Historian Emeritus Don Ritchie talked about the impact of the Senate’s rejection of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork in 1987. He also explained the evolution of the Senate’s role in…

    111 views
  • The Senate Rejects John Rutledge
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    The Senate Rejects John Rutledge

    The December 15, 1795 rejection of President George Washington’s choice of John Rutledge to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court set an important precedent. Delivering a stinging blow to…

    43 views
  • The Caning of Charles Sumner
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    The Caning of Charles Sumner

    Senate Historian Emeritus Dick Baker told the infamous story of the 1856 caning of Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Beaten so badly by House member…

    1,294 views
  • Clay and Jackson A Battle of Wills
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    Clay and Jackson: "A Battle of Wills"

    Senate historian Betty Koed tells the story of the personal and political battles between Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky and President Andrew Jackson. Fighting over the Bank of the United…

    72 views
  • Contributions of Women Slaves and African Americans to the Senate
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    Contributions of Women, Slaves and African Americans to the Senate

    Senate historian Betty Koed talked about the contributions of slaves, African Americans and women to the early years of the Senate.

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